I always thought that the best beauty products were the result of a chemist putting the right ingredients together…. until I visited Israel. When I took a dip in the Dead Sea for the first time I realized that the earth is full of amazing beauty products that G-d has provided for us – we just need to use them! The sea draws people from all over the world for its healing properties, but it also revitalizes the skin. Our earth’s natural resources provide so many miracles! Here are some of my favorites:
- Natural Dead Sea Body Mud, by Ahava
Ahava is Hebrew for love which is exactly how I feel about this body mud! Made from Dead Sea minerals, this mineral-rich mud body mask absorbs excess oil and removes dead skin cells, dirt and toxins to reveal fresh, soft skin. Therapeutic Dead Sea mud stimulates circulation and refines skin’s texture, clarity and tone. In other words, it’s not only fabulous for your skin, it helps relieve aching muscles and back pain. Heaven in a package! $16.00 13.6 oz. www.ahavaus.com
- French Lavender Sea Salt Scrub, by Red Flower
Harvested in the islands on the South Atlantic coastline, this sea salt scrub is unrefined and enriched with health-enhancing minerals, sea algae, protein, vitamin-rich antioxidants and aloe vera. It removes dry skin, stimulates circulation, firms and softens for a beautiful glow. My favorite is the “Lavender” scent for its naturally calming properties. It is no wonder this herb has been figured into bathing rituals for over 2,500 years. $36.00 at Citrine Natural Beauty Bar.
- Huile De Palme, by Leonor Greyl
Collected in Colombia, this Palm Oil observes the fundamental respect for life and biodiversity. Made from 97% natural oils, the organic quality poses no threat to the environment. Use this oil to protect your hair against the sun and UV rays or to repair damaged dried out hair. For the record, this Huile De Palme has the most heavenly scent I have EVER smelled in any type of hair product! $49.00 3.2 Oz www.leonorgreyl-usa.com
- Purifying Mud Mask, by Ahava
We’ve already established that the Dead Sea has miracle minerals in it that can do wonders for the skin; how is the Dead Sea Mask different? Besides having mud from the Dead Sea in the product, it also contains Horsetail extract that helps to soothe skin with its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and Jojoba oil that helps to nourish and moisturize skin. Use twice a week to detoxify pores and improve complexion. $31.00 3.4 oz. www.ahavaus.com
And remember….Beauty without virtue, is like a rose without a scent!